Caesars Entertainment-owned World Series of Poker (WSOP) has signed a new four-year broadcast agreement with ESPN and Poker Central, and brought an end to the 'November Nine' format with play now finishing in July.

Poker Central and ESPN have reached an agreement to expand programming from the tournament, including live event coverage and original episodes throughout the year.

The agreement marks the first time ESPN will air same-day coverage of the WSOP from day one of the Main Event to the conclusion of the three-day final table, a model which will continue through 2020. The November Nine format, which was launched in 2008 in an attempt to build up more interest in the final table, has been scrapped.

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